flu season

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Alaska has seen a spike of reported cases of flu since the beginning of September, reports the State of Alaska Section of Epidemiology.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Flu season is approaching and with students getting ready to go back to school getting vaccinated and taking the proper precautions to protect from the flu in crucial. 

The flu is a viral respiratory illness which, if left untreated, can cause serious illness and in extreme cases death.  Organizations like the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation provide their employees with flu shots in order to decrease the risk of contracting the virus.  This is to protect the patients and visitors that come in during flu season.